John Woo to direct Sam Sarkar's CALIBER–an Infinitum-Nihil production

Today’s Variety reports that acclaimed director John Woo will direct the film adaptation of CALIBER, based on the newly launched comic book series written by Infinitum-Nihil’s Sam Sarkar. “Radical Comics’ hit story sets King Arthur and his knights as 19th century gunslingers in the Pacific Northwest,” says Variety. The film will be a three-way co-production of Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil, Barry Levine’s Radical Comics and John Woo’s U.S. company Lion Rock, and the UK’s Screen Daily is estimating the film’s budget at $60-$80 million. That’s a nice neighborhood!

John Woo is currently editing the second part of his epic RED CLIFF, which is scheduled for a January release in Asia. He is also committed to direct Lion Rock’s 1949, described as a period romance “set against the tumultuous background of the Chinese Revolution.” Budgeted at $40 million, 1949 is now casting and is scheduled (pending a SAG contract, of course) to shoot after the completion of post-production work on RED CLIFF. The Western CALIBER will follow 1949; look for more details about this project to emerge at the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego. To see the gorgeous poster for CALIBER, CLICK HERE.

The Zone thanks Sleepy and Emma for the news about CALIBER. Congratulations to Sam Sarkar! –Part-Time Poet